Friday, April 24, 2015

Shaker Card Congratulations

Retirement? - Graduation? - Promotion? - Wedding?
How about giving a Shaker Card?
It doesn't really matter the occasion or the age 
- everyone loves a card that does something.

Congratulations Shaker Card made with sequins

The concept of a shaker card is simple
you need to create a closed container for little pieces.
The little pieces here are some star and heart sequins. (soon to be retiring).

The lid of the container is the front of the card
For this card I first stamped my sentiment . . . from the Bravo Stamp Set
Then I punched a 1-3/4" circle.
And on the BACK side adhered a 2-1/4" square of Acetate Window Sheet.

How to make a Shaker Card

Now for the container itself. You'll need a thin strip of dimensional foam.
Stampin'UP! currently carries the perfect product, 
a set of concentric foam rings made for Shaker Cards.

How to make a Shaker Card

I used the largest of the Shaker Frames
which I stuck on a 2-1/4" piece of white paper
Filled with some sequins
and carefully positioned the hole over the foam
i.e. I put the lid on the container.

The final steps are to finish the front of the card.
I cut banners by hand from thin strips of card stock in colors to match the sequins
I created the scallop frame by first punching the 1-3/4" hole 
and then centering the hole in the Scallop Circle Punch.

How to make a Shaker Card

Voila! This is a super fun card to give and an easy card to make.

Shaker Card made with sequins
So I mentioned that the sequins are retiring
so are the Shaker Frames.

Stamps are guaranteed to be available through May 26th.
Everything else is available only while supplies last

In my experience I suggest checking the list sooner rather than later
and if there's something there you want, I'd get it now before its gone
and the good news is - more than half the stuff is also on sale
anywhere from 15% up to 50%

Find something you like? I'd be happy to help you place your order, or you can order on-line and have it shipped directly to your house.  Use this Hostess Code (good through April)
I'll be happy to help you place your order 
If you're ordering on-line then use this Hostess Code 
 to be registered for my Customer Rewards Program
2AXK3K9Q  (good thru - April 30)
Thanks for stopping by. Time to go "Shake" things up.

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